The Berger Picard Club of America was founded to protect and promote the breed in the United States. We protect our breed by health testing our breeding stock and encouraging new owners to do the same. We want healthy dogs so we take this very seriously. We make every attempt to breed to the AKC standard that is based on the FCI standard from the country of origin.
We have chosen to promote our breed through the American Kennel Club. We are proud to be an AKC licensed club. The Berger Picard Club of America is now a member club of the American Kennel Club as of the Delegate meeting on September 12, 2016.
We welcome new members who have these exact same goals.
Our constitution and bylaws were voted on April 2017 and a copy can be downloaded here:
Our policy manual has been established at BPCA Board meetings or at General Membership meetings in order to clarify and augment the By-Laws. A date in parentheses (if one appears) after an item represents the Board Meeting or Annual General Meeting at which the policies were voted into effect. This is intended to be a living document with updates as new policies are established. New policies will be published in the minutes of Board Meetings and AGMs, and updates to this document may be published as needed.